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Beep vs. Signal — What's the Difference?

Beep vs. Signal — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Beep and Signal

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Beep

A sound or signal, as from a horn or an electronic device.
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Signal

In signal processing, a signal is a function that conveys information about a phenomenon. In electronics and telecommunications, it refers to any time varying voltage, current, or electromagnetic wave that carries information.
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Beep

To make a beep.
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Signal

An indicator, such as a gesture or colored light, that serves as a means of communication.
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Beep

To cause to make a beep
The drivers stuck in traffic beeped their horns.
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Signal

A message communicated by such means.
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Beep

To activate the beeper of (a person) by telephoning its number.
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Signal

Something that incites action
The peace treaty was the signal for celebration.
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Beep

The sound produced by the horn of a car, or any similar sound.
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Signal

(Biology) A physical entity, such as a chemical or an electromagnetic wave, that activates a cell receptor and elicits a specific response.
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Beep

A short, electronically produced tone.
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Signal

(Electronics) An impulse or fluctuating quantity, as of electrical voltage or light intensity, whose variations represent coded information.
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Beep

A message sent to a pager device.
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Signal

(Computers) A sequence of digital values whose variations represent coded information.
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Beep

(transitive) To sound (something that makes a beep).
The motorists in the traffic jam were getting more and more frustrated and started beeping their horns.
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Signal

The sound, image, or message transmitted or received by means of telecommunications.
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Beep

To have sexual intercourse with - referring to the bleep tone used to censor obscene words in broadcasts
Jason beeped Sharlene after they had drunk a few beers.
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Signal

Notably out of the ordinary
A signal feat.
A signal event.
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Beep

(intransitive) To produce a beep.
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Signal

To make a signal to
I signaled the driver to proceed.
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Beep

(transitive) To contact (someone via) a pager device.
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Signal

To relate or make known by signals
They have signaled their willingness to negotiate.
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Beep

(transitive) To telephone a person, only allowing the phone to ring once, in order to request a call back.
Susan beeped Jessica, and then Jessica called her back, because Susan didn't have enough credit on her phone to make the call.
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Signal

To cause an effect in (a cell) by the activation of a receptor, as by a neurotransmitter or hormone.
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Beep

A short high tone produced as a signal or warning
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Signal

To make a signal or signals.
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Beep

Make a loud noise;
The horns of the taxis blared
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Signal

A sequence of states representing an encoded message in a communication channel.
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Beep

Call, summon, or alert with a beeper
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Signal

Any variation of a quantity or change in an entity over time that conveys information upon detection.
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Signal

A sign made to give notice of some occurrence, command, or danger, or to indicate the start of a concerted action.
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Signal

An on-off light, semaphore, or other device used to give an indication to another person.
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Signal

(of a radio, TV, telephone, internet, etc.) An electromagnetic action, normally a voltage that is a function of time, that conveys the information of the radio or TV program or of communication with another party.
My mobile phone can't get a signal in the railway station.
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Signal

An action, change or process done to convey information and thus reduce uncertainty.
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Signal

A token; an indication; a foreshadowing; a sign.
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Signal

Useful information, as opposed to noise.
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Signal

A simple interprocess communication used to notify a process or thread of an occurrence.
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Signal

(biochemistry) A signalling interaction between cells
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Signal

(ambitransitive) To indicate; to convey or communicate by a signal.
I signalled my acquiescence with a nod.
He whistled to signal that we should stop.
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Signal

(transitive) To communicate with (a person or system) by a signal.
Seeing the flames, he ran to the control room and signalled headquarters.
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Signal

Standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement.
A signal exploit; a signal success; a signal act of benevolence
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Signal

A sign made for the purpose of giving notice to a person of some occurence, command, or danger; also, a sign, event, or watchword, which has been agreed upon as the occasion of concerted action.
All obeyedThe wonted signal and superior voiceOf this great potentate.
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Signal

A token; an indication; a foreshadowing; a sign.
The weary sun . . . Gives signal of a goodly day to-morrow.
There was not the least signal of the calamity to be seen.
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Signal

Noticeable; distinguished from what is ordinary; eminent; remarkable; memorable; as, a signal exploit; a signal service; a signal act of benevolence.
As signal now in low, dejected stateAs erst in highest, behold him where he lies.
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Signal

Of or pertaining to signals, or the use of signals in conveying information; as, a signal flag or officer.
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Signal

To communicate by signals; as, to signal orders.
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Signal

To notify by a signals; to make a signal or signals to; as, to signal a fleet to anchor.
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Signal

Any communication that encodes a message;
Signals from the boat suddenly stopped
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Signal

Any incitement to action;
He awaited the signal to start
The victory was a signal for wild celebration
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Signal

An electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes
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Signal

Communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs;
He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu
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Signal

Be a signal for or a symptom of;
These symptoms indicate a serious illness
Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
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Signal

Notably out of the ordinary;
The year saw one signal triumph for the Labour party
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